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1 Appalachian State University Michelle Brown Career Development Center

2 What do Your “Stripes” look like?

3 What do want them to look like when you graduate?

4 WHO IS IT? MAJOR BFA Theatre BS Psychology BA Family, Youth and Community Sciences BA Political Science VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY Peer Helping Team Puppeteer for children with disabilities Volunteer at orphanage Girl Scout PART TIME WORK Cashier at McDonald’s High School Soccer Coach Worked at an orphanage Babysitting STUDENT INVOLVMENT Student Council Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity College and high school football School newspaper FIRST PROFESSIONAL JOB Director of children’s theatre programs Writer for TV show Football Quarterback Intern at House Republican Conference PARENTS’ CAREERS nurse/truck driver Educational Consultant/Physics Professor Missionaries Small textiles business owner CURRENT CAREER

5 WHO IS IT? Rachel McAdams Jon Stewart Tim Tebow Hillary Clinton MAJOR BFA Theatre BS Psychology BA Family, Youth and Community Sciences BA Political Science VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY Peer Helping Team Puppeteer for children with disabilities Volunteer at orphanage Girl Scout PART TIME WORK Cashier at McDonald’s High School Soccer Coach Worked at an orphanage Babysitting STUDENT INVOLVMENT Student Council Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity College and high school football School newspaper FIRST PROFESSIONAL JOB Director of children’s theatre programs Writer for TV show Football Quarterback Intern at House Republican Conference PARENTS’ CAREERS nurse/truck driver Educational Consultant/Physics Professor Missionaries Small textiles business owner CURRENT CAREER Actress TV Host Athlete Politician

6 MAJOR AND CAREER THEMES

7 WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY MAJOR?

8 careerexploration.appstate.edu

9 onetonline.org

10 TOP SKILLS EMPLOYERS SEEK Will your resume demonstrate these skills? Communication Skills-oral and written Interpersonal Skills-relates well to others, self- confident, tactful, friendly, outgoing, sense of humor Teamwork Skills-works well with others, flexible, adaptable Initiative- strong work ethic, risk-taker, entrepreneur Analytical Skills-problem-solver, detail-oriented, organized, creative, strategic planner Leadership Skills-communicate vision, action oriented, influence/motivate others, enthusiastic Technical Skills-utilize computer software & hardware, web and financial resources

11 What we have to offer YOU Individualized Counseling On self-managed career development

12 Get to Know YOUR Career Counselor Appointments minutes, 8 – 5 Monday – Friday Topics of discussion  All appointments are scheduled online through Career Gear account  Discover, identify and market transferable skills  Career research and job hunting strategies  Career networking  Resume/cover letter critiques and feedback  Internships  Graduate school preparation

13 What we have to offer YOU Online Resources careers.appstate.edu

14 What we have to offer YOU Career Gear careergear.appstate.edu  Schedule career counseling appointments  Post resumes  Search for jobs and internships  Sign up for on campus interviews  Research employers  Stay up to date with career center events and fairs

15 What we have to offer YOU FAIRS Career, Nonprofit/Government, Education, Internship, and Grad School Co-sponsor the Outdoor Jobs Fair

16 What we have to offer YOU Practice Interviews  InterviewStream An online practice interviewing system designed to offer students a way to critique their interview skills  With an employer  One-on-one with CDC staff

17 What we have to offer YOU Resume clinics and workshops To help prepare students for the job search

18 How to Find Us Everyone’s career journey is different. Come see us for assistance. Career Exploration  2 nd floor Student Union   careerexploration.appstate.edu  Drop-ins welcome, appointment recommended  Schedule appointments online at careergear.appstate.edu Career Development Center  3rd Floor, John Thomas Hall   careers.appstate.edu  Schedule appointments online at careergear.appstate.edu  Drop-ins, M-F, 2-4


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